From September, 2010

Chicago Beer Round Up

Sarah and I took a trip to Chicago for Labor Day weekend fully intent on having a few brews that we could not find here in New York. Our friends had them ready for us when we arrived. The beers we had most often this weekend were Bells and New Belgium. From Bells Brewery we had: Oberon, Two Hearted Ale, Oarsman Ale, and Amber Ale. From New Belgium we had Fat Tire and Ranger. I wish we had more time (and money) to try the many more beers that are common in Chicago and not available in New York.¬†Binny’s had…

Founders Nemesis Release

On Wednesday night Sarah and I headed to The Gate on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope with our friend Caitlin for the release of Nemesis 2010 from Founders Brewing.¬† Thanks to Brew York, New York’s Nemesis post on Wednesday I stopped at Bierkraft first and snagged two bottles of the beer (there is a two bottle limit) for aging before heading to the bar. This year Founders pulled out a barleywine for Nemesis. Its 2009 version was a wheatwine. It is described by the brewery as “5 malts and … a pleasantly bitter booming flavor.” The beer poured nearly black…